The Local Church

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   “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”   (I Timothy 3:15).

   The Milwaukee County Constitution Party is a Political Party. We are no substitute for the local church. Did you know that the local Church is a government? According to Merriam Webster, the word “ecclesia” which is translated as “church” means, “a political assembly of citizens of ancient Greek states especially the periodic meeting of the Athenian citizens for conducting public business and for considering affairs proposed by the council.”  While a church is not a civil government, it is a government nonetheless. 

   “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”  (Hebrews 13:17).  The Church is to teach sound doctrine, and ought to be the main influence on the culture. The Church deals with and disciplines their own for sin, even to the point of excommunication. This is different from the civil authority, which punishes crime, even to the point of the death penalty. The Milwaukee County Constitution supports authentic local churches for the following reasons:

   We have a Christian Preamble stating: “The Constitution Party of Wisconsin gratefully acknowledges the blessing of the Lord God as Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe and of this Nation.” Our Platform recognizes Christ’s Kingship, and to be consistent, our members do recognize Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Bible refers to Jesus like this: “And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church.”  (Colossians 1:17-18). If one loves the Head of the Church, then one must love the Church, which is the body.

   We encourage churches to take a bold stand for the Moral Order, as read from God’s Word the Bible. Christian conduct, the Right to Life, the Sanctity of Marriage, chastity, and other teachings flow from the Ten Commandments and the two Great Commandments. The Old and New Testaments are God’s Word and as such, aren’t up for debate. When the Church preaches and teaches with authority, we have “the wind at our back,” in our 100% Pro-Life efforts.

   We have runaway crime these days, and there is a lot of talk about crime prevention. The best form of crime prevention should be the local Church. Civil Government can only justly punish a criminal act, after it has occurred. “Preventative law” punishes the innocent. The Church teaches against sin, including evil thoughts and motives. If one corrects an evil thought one won’t commit an evil act.

   The Church points men to the Savior. If men repent of their sins, and are born-again believers, following after the Spirit of God, they will not engage in the works of the flesh, but will be godly in their behavior. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23). In nations with no churches, there is no justice, and little in the way of God’s blessings.  What made America great was her churches preaching and teaching boldly. When churches shrunk back from the “Good Fight of Faith,” America lost her virtue.

   We support the local Church, we will work to eliminate IRS 501(c)3, and Incorporation status that places the State as the head of the Church, rather than Christ. We affirm that the State has no right to tell a Pastor what he can or can’t say, much less issue an order closing churches down. Because the Church has been voluntarily silent, America is lost. Because during the COVID-19 “science-lockdown,” churches accepted a non-essential status and tried to spiritualize podcasts and the like, the result is more people have been encouraged to stay home. The Church is essential, and if it is not an assembly of people, it is not a Church. We will continue to our duty. It is our sincere hope that we can march with the wind at our back.  Right now, the wind is in our face.  

   One last thing, if you like to sleep in on Sunday, and can’t give a tithe or offering, you are part of the reason church buildings are being converted into museums, Buddhist temples and Mosques.
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